THE STORY OF THE SNODLAND HOUSE…
This is a fabulous project! We want to buy a house in Snodland that our sixth formers can “use” to learn really essential life skills.
Indoor maintenance – everyday things like cleaning, with particular attention paid to bathrooms and kitchens. Change a light bulb.
External maintenance – keeping the lawn and edges neat. Putting bins out for collection. Clean the windows.
Repairs – learning how to perform simple plumbing repairs – a new washer on a tap, unblock a u-bend. Learning basic repairs on an old window where the putty has become old and loose. Stopping the squeak on an annoying set of hinges.
Gardening – grow some flowers and tend some vegetables. Mow the lawn, edge the borders. Do the weeding.
Decorating – learn to paint and wallpaper, tile and cove, stencil and sponge.
House “admin” – keep an eye out for bills, know what to do when they arrive.
Entertain – make coffee & cakes and tea & biscuits and invite friends in to share some good times together.
We need to raise £250,000.00 for the project. We aim to raise £50,000.00 through this community fundraising campaign – “Buy-a-brick!” – with the balance raised through applications to trusts, foundations and corporate institutions.